Tag: Longreads

Shelved Velvets

More than a dozen years after The Velvet Underground called it quits, the band was contacted by Verve, the record label that had released the legendary avant-garde rock act’s debut LP as well as its chaotic follow-up, White Light/White Heat. A 1980s-era CD reissuing effort of VU’s albums at the label turned up a bunch of unreleased and “mostly unmixed” recordings that were deep in its parent company’s vaults.


Here is a look at some of the things that have kept me busy as a reader, listener of late. My “Clickable” posts are usually a load of hyperlinks, but I’m trying something a bit different this time around — there is hopefully more context or an appraisal where I felt I could add something, and there are far less links. Have a look, and see my other recent work here